Governance

IMVO is responsible for setting up and managing the Irish medicines verification system, including the repository of unique identifiers.  

The Health Products Regulatory Authority is responsible for supervising the functioning of the repository system and ensuring that IMVO, as the legal entity responsible for the establishment and management of the repository, complies with the relevant requirements defined in EU law. 

The Department of Health is also monitoring progress with IMVO as the Irish Government has overall responsibility for ensuring that European legislation, including the new measures relating to falsified medicines, are fully implemented in Ireland within the specified timelines.